Newark, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - Roosevelt Jones made consecutive baskets late in overtime to help Butler beat No. 21 Seton Hall 79-75 on Tuesday night.
Jones drove the baseline and made a reverse layup to put the Bulldogs up 75-72 with 56 seconds remaining. After Khadeen Carrington missed a jumper for Seton Hall, Jones powered down the lane for another layup.
Carrington nailed a 3-pointer to pull the Pirates within three, but Jackson Aldridge sunk a free throw with four seconds left to seal the win.
Jones finished with 23 points and eight rebounds for Butler (13-5, 3-2 Big East), which got nine points and 15 rebounds from Kameron Woods.
Kellen Dunham had 21 points for the Bulldogs, but missed a potential game- winning jumper at the end of regulation.
Sterling Gibbs made six 3-pointers and scored 30 points for the Pirates (13-4, 3-2). Carrington totaled 20 points in defeat.
"Their size kind of bothered us," Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard said. "We just came out a little sluggish."
Butler opened the second half on a 16-3 run to go up 44-35. Seton Hall didn't make its first field goal in the frame until Gibbs knocked down a trey with 12:08 remaining.
The Pirates were down 57-49 with four-plus minutes left, but battled back to tie it at 63-63 on Carrington's three-point play with 1:09 to play.
Seton Hall got off to a slow start shooting the ball and fell behind 14-6 when Alex Barlow hit a 3-pointer.
The Pirates, who missed seven of their first nine shots, responded with an 11-1 burst and took a 17-15 lead on an Angel Delgado layup with 8:50 remaining.
Seton Hall wound up shooting 50 percent from the field in the first half and owned a 32-28 lead.
Delgado had 12 points and 15 rebounds ... Butler held a 45-37 rebounding advantage ... Butler swept two 2013-14 regular-season meetings before losing 51-50 to Seton Hall in the first round of the Big East tournament.